Monthly Archives: April 2016

2012 Thompson Estate Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

Looking back over some of the wines I have posted on social media, it became clear to me I do not drink enough wines from Western Australia. Drinking this wine made me realise exactly what I am missing out on. Now, it … Continue reading

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2013 Grey Sands The Mattock

You have to wonder what some people think when the decide to plant grape vines in particular locations.  There must be a certain level of confidence in the environment, soil, location and ability to make something from the resultant fruit. … Continue reading

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2015 Cooks Lot Allotment No.1111 Pinot Noir

I’ll be the first to admit I know next to nothing about Orange wines let alone Cooks Lot.  I sincerely wish I knew more.  What I do know is, it is cool climate viticulture just like Tassie!  That would probably … Continue reading

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2013 S C Pannell Adelaide Hills Syrah

  I tried find out what the middle initial stands for in S C Pannell but I lucked out.  I’m going to say, Collector.  Collector of awards. The fact his wine won the 2014 JWT and in 2015 he was … Continue reading

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2014 Main and Cherry Tempranillo

It may seem strange to some but, when I’m looking for something to drink on a ‘school night’, I always look for something that is easy to drink but also a damn good wine.  That wine needs to go with … Continue reading

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2014 Yelland & Papps Second Take Shiraz

The label tells you pretty much everything you need to know about this wine.  “Crushed 24/3/14, 50% whole bunch, wild ferment, 25 days on skins, into barrel (100% French oak with 17% new) 21/4/14 for seven months, out of barrel … Continue reading

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2012 Yalumba The Scribbler Shiraz Cabernet

Never, ever judge a book by it’s cover. Never.  Now put that into a wine perspective. This wine, at a ridiculous price, is an amazing story that sticks in your mind and has you doodling while you drink it.  It … Continue reading

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